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Joydeep Biswas
Post Doctoral Fellow, CS
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CoBots Reach 1,000-Kilometer Milestone of Autonomous Operation
November 25, 2014. For three years, a group of robots, known as CoBots, has been navigating the corridors of Carnegie Mellon University’s Gates and Hillman centers and Newell-Simon Hall, running errands and guiding visitors without human supervision. On Nov. 18, their collective odometer reached 1,000 kilometers — more than 620 miles — a first-ever accomplishment for indoor autonomous robots.
NSF Features CoBots on “Science Nation”
December 17, 2013. Collaborative robots, or CoBots, developed by Manuela Veloso and her Carnegie Mellon research team, have been running errands for occupants of the Gates and Hillman centers for more than two years. Now, they are the subject of a “Science Nation” video and special report by the National Science Foundation.
CMDragons Take Chinese Team Down to the Wire in RoboCup Final
July 02, 2013. The CMDragons, Carnegie Mellon University’s team in the RoboCup small-size league, performed impressively in the finals of the RoboCup 2013 world championship on June 30 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, before finally falling to the ZJUNlict team from China’s Zhejiang University by the narrowest of margins in a shoot out.
Roboticists don't speak in bleeps and bloops
February 29, 2012. The Robotics Institute’s Howie Choset, Joydeep Biswas, Heather Knight and Marek Michalowski are featured in CNN’s Geek Out blog, where they talk about what compels people to build robots.
It's the Great PumpkinBot, Charlie Brown
November 03, 2011. For Halloween, the CORAL Lab’s CoBot2 robot donned a pumpkin costume to deliver candy bars to 300 delighted denizens of floors 6-8 of the Gates and Hillman centers, stopping at open doors and saying “Knock knock” outside closed doors.
RoboCup Teams Finish 2nd, 4th
June 24, 2010. CMDragons, Carnegie Mellon's small-size league robot soccer team, finished second to a team from Thailand at RoboCup 2010 in Singapore. CMurfs, the CMU team of Nao humanoid robots competing in the standard platform league, finished fourth.